Christchurch prosecutor appointed as judge

November 30, 2017 | By More

Christchurch Crown prosecutor Deidre Orchard has been appointed a District Court judge.

She will be sworn in at a ceremony in Christchurch on December 13, and will then take up her appointment as a trial-warranted judge in Whangarei.

The appointment was announced by the Attorney General David Parker who said the appointment was “an appropriate reward for her hard work and dedication to the legal profession”.

From 1986, Mrs Orchard was a barrister principally engaged in criminal defence work, but was also on the Canterbury District Crown Panel.

She joined Raymond Donnelly and Co in Christchurch in 2004 as a Crown prosecutor, and was made an associate of that firm in 2006.

She has prosecuted many trials in both the District and High Courts.

Mrs Orchard has held a variety of offices within both the Law Society and Criminal Bar Association.

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